FREEZE-FRAME: Artists' Books and the Moving Image


FREEZE-FRAME: Artists' Books and the Moving Image


July 29 - September 12, 2013


Kayla Anderson (curator)


FREEZE-FRAME: Artists’ Books and the Moving Image
July 29 - September 8th, 2013
Flaxman Library Special Collections
37 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60603

Freeze-Frame is a showcase of works from the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection that relate to film, video, and other moving-image based practices. These works, many of which are authored by artists working primarily in film and video, explore the book as a time based medium in itself. By halting the moving image, these artists are able to expand the space between finite moments and to let the viewer take control page-by-page, frame-by-frame. In conjunction with the exhibition, all cinematic components of the works featured will be available for viewing at the front desk of the Special Collections Reading Room, Sharp 508.

Curated by Kayla Anderson.

Table Of Contents

Books that use film/video/time-based media as subject matter:

Rarely Seen Bas Jan Ader Film, David Horvitz, RA 2.410

Journal – Southern California Art Magazine, 96.33

Original in Farbe, 
Katja Stuke/Oliver Sieber, ABR TR654 .S78 2004

The Speech Writer, Bani Abidi, 4700.15

For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, Anthony Huberman, ABR N6496.S7 F67 2009

Thinking in Pictures, Robin Waart, RA 1.148

"Would You...", Robin Waart, 30.5

“Dialogues” a film by Owen Land, Owen Land/Pirotte & Strebelow, 25.6

Close-Cropped Tales, John Baldessari, RA 2.105

Video Bänder, Kunsthalle Köln und dem Kölnischen Kunstverein,  ABR PN1992.8.V5 K63 1974 (Restricted Access)

Paper Video, Gary Schwartz, 91.7

Jean Seberg/The FBI/The Media, Margia Kramer, 66.12

SimWar, Brad Freeman, 119.88

Infermental: First International Magazine on Videocassettes, 1980 - 1986, 123.33

Books by artists who work in film/video/time-based media:

Yes Box (booklet still from Film No. 4, 5, or 13), Yoko Ono, 3.33

20 Fahre kurz filmen: filme, videobeiten und andere Inszenierungen, Eva von Platen, 113.15

Visionaire No. 48, Magic, Mariko Mori, Wong Kar Wai, Jim jarmusch, Sofia Coppola, Spike Jonze, Warner Bros, Gus Van Sant, Mark Romanek, Pedro Almodovar, Doug Aitken, C1.30

We Are Behind, Emily Wardill, 80.5

Feature: Reconstruction, Shezad Dawood, 107.73
The Unknown Part of the World, 1998 - 2002, Ben Russell, 101.80

The Future, 2003 - 2006, Ben Russell, 101.79

Young Turks: documentation, notes and shooting script, Stephen Seemayer, 39.18

Sensorium Tests, Daria Martin

Point d’ironie, Mathew Barney, 5200.1

Cremaster 1, 2, 3, Mathew Barney, 109.56 105.82 (Storage)105.81 (Storage)

I….Sleeping, Stan Brakhage, 119.6

The Bad Son, Harmony Korine, 100.25

Point d’ironie, Harmony Korine, 5200.1

Just Like a Shadow, Jonas Mekas, 7.56

Zefiro Torna, or, scenes from the life of George Maciunas (Fluxus), Jonas Mekas, 7.65

Point d’ironie, Jonas Mekas, 5200.1

Cover to Cover, Michael Snow, RA 2.424

Books that accompany video installation works:

Wave UFO, Mariko Mori, N7359.M67 A4 2003

Mariok Mori: Dream Temple, Mariko Mori, ABR NA1559.M67 A4 1999

Punishment Exercise in Gothic, Douglas Gordon, 20.99

Feature Film, Douglas Gordon, 81.19

A Super-subjective Pillow Case Next To A Mini Poster Organ
Pipilotti Rist, 3.88

Apricots Along The Street, Pipilotti Rist, ABR N7153.R57 A4 2001

Himalaya, Pipilotti Rist, ABR N7433.4.R57 H55 2000

Films, Dan Graham, 100.54

Song1, Doug Aitken, ABR NX512.A47 A4 2012

Metallic Sleep, Doug Aitken, 100.19

The Clock, Christian Marclay, RA 1.144

The Whole World is Watching: weatherman '69, Raymond Pettibon, RA 2.757

HeatSeeking: combat images, Jordan Crandall, 51.72

Trigger Project, Jordan Crandall, 51.74


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Kayla Anderson (curator), “FREEZE-FRAME: Artists' Books and the Moving Image
,” SAIC Flaxman Library & Special Collection Exhibitions, accessed May 27, 2020,